Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Faizer Mustapha says a Local Government Election will be scheduled after the terms of all local government bodies came to end yesterday.
Speaking at a media briefing today Minister Mustapha said he will not let activities of respective local government bodies to come to a standstill.
Furthermore Minister Mustapha said Municipal Councils and Urban Councils will also come under the commissioner, while respective District Secretaries will undertake operations of Pradeshiya Sabhas.
He said President Sirisena is of the view that activities of the dissolved Local Government bodies will not be hampered.
The terms of 23 bodies including that of the Colombo Municipal Council came to an end at midnight yesterday.
The institutions include 17 Municipal Councils, one Urban Council and 5 Pradeshiya Sabhas.
Accordingly the terms of 335 local government bodies concluded as of yesterday.